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Cameron’s Kick

cameron's kick

A classic recipe for modern palates.

Scotch can sometimes prove challenging in a cocktail context, but one trick bartenders have discovered is to match scotch’s character with that of another spirit, giving it a good dancing partner in the glass. Featured in Harry McElhone’s 1920s London bar guide, Cameron’s Kick is a classic recipe that pairs whiskies from Scotland and Ireland and uses orgeat and lemon to brighten the mix.


  • 1 oz. blended Scotch whisky
  • 1 oz. Irish whiskey
  • 1⁄2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 oz. orgeat
  • Tools:shaker, strainer
  • Glass:cocktail
  • Garnish:lemon twist


Shake all of the ingredients with ice to chill, strain into a chilled glass, then garnish.

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